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§15-1E-5. Dismissal of commissioned officer.

(a) Any commissioned officer, subject to this article dismissed by order of the governor, may make a written application for trial by court-martial, setting forth, under oath, that he has been wrongfully dismissed. In such event, the governor, as soon as practicable, shall convene a general court-martial to try such officer on the charges on which he was dismissed. A court-martial so convened shall have jurisdiction to try the dismissed officer on such charge, and he shall be considered to have waived the right to plead any statute of limitations applicable to any offense with which he is charged. The court-martial may, as part of its sentence, adjudge the affirmance of the dismissal, but if the court-martial acquits the accused or if the sentence adjudged, as finally approved or affirmed, does not include dismissal, the adjutant general shall substitute for the dismissal ordered by the governor a form of discharge authorized for administrative issue.

(b) If the governor fails to convene a general court-martial within six months from the presentation of an application for trial under this section, the adjutant general shall substitute for the dismissal ordered by the governor a form of discharge authorized for administrative issue.